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Matsushiro Castle

Matsushiro Castle
(Shinano Province/Nagano Prefecture)

Matsushiro-jo was first called Kaizu-jo and built by Kansuke Yamamoto under the order of Shingen Takeda who was confronted with Kenshin Uesugi. This castles later became a stage of the Battles of Kawanakajima and functioned as a castle in the front line for the Takeda clan.
The castle was under control of the Oda and Uesugi clan after the Takeda clan ruined. In the 8th year of Genna era (1622) Nobuyuki Sanada, the retainer of the Takeda clan, became the castle ruler and his clan held the post until late Tokugawa shogunate. In the 1st year of Shotoku era (1711), the castle was renamed as Matsushiro-jo.
The castle was abandoned by the Meiji Restoration and went to ruin. But, in the 16th year of Heisei era (2004), gates such "Taikomon" and "Kita-Fumyomon" and the earthwork fortification were restored based on the excavation data and other material data.

(2007/10/25 、2014/11/14 )

Matsushiro Castle
Second enclosure South gate
Matsushiro Castle Second enclosure South gate
Bridge (front of Taiko gate)
Matsushiro Castle Bridge (front of Taiko gate)
Taiko gate
Matsushiro Castle Taiko gate
The ruins of Inui corner turret
Matsushiro Castle The ruins of Inui corner turret
North akazu gate
Matsushiro Castle North akazu gate
The ruins of East-Akazu gate
Matsushiro Castle The ruins of East-Akazu gate
Hikihashi bridge (Second enclosure)
Matsushiro Castle Hikihashi bridge (Second enclosure)
The ruins of Uzumi gate
Matsushiro Castle The ruins of Uzumi gate
Shin goten
Matsushiro Castle Shin goten
Higuchi clan's house
Matsushiro Castle Higuchi clan's house
Bunbu school
Matsushiro Castle Bunbu school
Main gate of Shirai clan
Matsushiro Castle Main gate of Shirai clan
Sanada kageyu clan
Matsushiro Castle Sanada kageyu clan
Bell tower
Matsushiro Castle Bell tower
Main gate of Yazawa clan
Matsushiro Castle Main gate of Yazawa clan
Kawanakajima historic battlefield
Matsushiro Castle Kawanakajima historic battlefield

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Shinano Province
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto Castle
Matsushiro Castle
Ueda Castle
Komoro Castle
Takashima Castle
Iiyama Castle
Takanashi clan's residence
Makinoshima Castle
Aoyagi Castle
Arato Castle
Tatsuoka Castle
Tomono Castle
Takato Castle
Oshima Castle
Matsuoka Castle
Iida Castle
Izuki Jinya
Matsuo Castle
Suzuoka Castle

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Matsushiro Castle Second enclosure South gate

Second enclosure South gate



Matsushiro Castle Bridge (front of Taiko gate)

Bridge (front of Taiko gate)



Matsushiro Castle Taiko gate

Taiko gate



Matsushiro Castle The ruins of Inui corner turret

The ruins of Inui corner turret



Matsushiro Castle North akazu gate

North akazu gate



Matsushiro Castle The ruins of East-Akazu gate

The ruins of East-Akazu gate



Matsushiro Castle Hikihashi bridge (Second enclosure)

Hikihashi bridge (Second enclosure)



Matsushiro Castle The ruins of Uzumi gate

The ruins of Uzumi gate



Matsushiro Castle Shin goten

Shin goten



Matsushiro Castle Higuchi clan's house

Higuchi clan's house



Matsushiro Castle Bunbu school

Bunbu school



Matsushiro Castle Main gate of Shirai clan

Main gate of Shirai clan



Matsushiro Castle Sanada kageyu clan

Sanada kageyu clan



Matsushiro Castle Bell tower

Bell tower



Matsushiro Castle Main gate of Yazawa clan

Main gate of Yazawa clan



Matsushiro Castle Kawanakajima historic battlefield

Kawanakajima historic battlefield




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